Recently a cover and an Index have been distributed belonging to numbers 9-12, so that these can be bound into a second volume. The Foundation suffered a great loss by the passing away of the trustee, Dr E.D. Merrill, Febr. 25, 1956, Dr Merrill took a great interest in promoting the work and we will dearly miss his advice, his help, and the privilege of having access to the colossal store of his knowledge of the Malaysian flora. As a trustee of the Foundation he has been replaced by Mr E.J.H. Corner, F.R.S., Cambridge.